Looks like the proverbial may have finally hit the fan for Dr Mahathir. UMNO could sack him by Monday when its Supreme Council convenes.
It seems that PAS vice-president Husam Musa have received information on the 'jungle telegraph' that UMNO is planning to sack its former president. He further averred that the person who will propose the expulsion will be none other than “elegant” Prime Minister Abdullah Ahmad Badawi, in his capacity as UMNO president.
If Abdullah Badawi does that on Monday, it will confirm my description of him as the mailed fist in the velvet glove.
Dr Mahathir will at least have the distinction of being sacked from UMNO twice. It should go into the Malaysian Book of Records.
But will that stop him from speaking out? I doubt it. It may however render him liable to an invitation to Kem Kamunting, though at his age, it would be a dodgy proposition for the AAB government, unless they don't mind having blood of an 80-year old man on their hands.
It may also make the doctor liable to police charges of corruption, sedition and 'cruelty' (though to be fair, PKR has finally come out to deny making that police report).
Husam said if the information is accurate, it will prove that the AAB is highly intolerant of criticisms and reprimands. Of course AAB has been.
Or on the other hand, perhaps someone close to AAB may be running scared that with Dr Mahathir 'browsing' relentlessly, the truth is creeping closer.
Or, perhaps AAB is feeling the heat of Mahathir's criticism and unsure of his position within UMNO, fearing that loyalties within the party could currently be shifting, and anticipating a political coup d'etat pretty soon?
Husam said: “I am exposing this information because I do not want Mahathir to be sacked. Imagine if a person like Mahathir can face such action, what more ordinary citizens?”
What I will be interested in seeing, should what Husam predict come true, would be the stand of Najib in the UMNO Supreme Council on Monday morning.
As for the rest of us non-UMNO people, let's keep our heads down low. During such a time of rumours (this time made by PAS Husam Musa) my mum would be buying kiam hoo and mucho bee.
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